Sunday, June 22, 2014

Colors by Llarowe ~ The Mighty Red Baron



Colors by Llarowe ~ The Mighty Red Baron
Deep red scattered holo

Here’s how I sometimes decide which polish to wear:
I and my boyfriend decide on a colour. I rummage around in my box of untrieds, find 3 or 4 matches to that colour, and let him choose between them.

Today we decided on red, and he got to choose between Arcane Lacquer “On the Brink”, Glam Polish “Coven”, and Colors by Llarowe “The Man in the Red Suit” and “The Mighty Red Baron”. The moment he saw The Mighty Red Baron, he knew that it was the one he’d go for. And I can’t blame him because it is a stunningly beautiful red!

The application was easy and the pigmentation is really something. It is not a one coater though, it does need two coats to achieve the beautiful depth that I’m going to show you in a moment. Drying time is good, no worries in that department.

I had sunshine, yay! Here’s two easy coats, no topcoat:


Is that amazing or what? I love this polish!


One last shot in the sunshine, just because I snapped a brazillion pictures! :D


Here’s a low light picture for you so you can see that this polish is also beautiful out of the sunshine:


I stamped on it. I chose a dotted design from Moyou London’s stamping plate Pro Colletion XL-1 and a heart design from their plate Princess collection-10. I stamped with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “Whirlwind White”.

Before I show you pictures: It turns out that The Mighty Baron is a bleeder. That means that when I applied the topcoat over the design, it coloured the white that I stamped with. So for future reference, if you want to stamp with white over this particular polish, and have it stay white, then you need to topcoat it before you stamp. That way the white will stay white, and not turn pink.

Okay – here’s my final mani, and now you know why the white isn’t white!


And here’s a low light shot:


I love The Mighty Red Baron, it’s an amazing polish. The colour is beautiful and I love the scattered holo effect that it flashes in the sunshine. It’s a winner for sure. 


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Fast
Durability: Good
Finish: Scattered holo
Overall impression: Beautiful red, amazing scattered holo effect, great depth!
Buy again: Yes

14 comments:

  1. I love this red polish! I'm a bit tired of the CLB hysteria but this wouldn't hurt to own.

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    1. This beauty is a true gem for sure :)

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  2. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous! I love it!

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  3. It is a beautiful red - and the stamping is perfect for it, makes me think of strawberries LOL

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    1. Ha! It made me think of strawberries too! Great image, I like that :)

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    1. I'm pleased to hear that, thank you :)

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  5. lovely red! the stamping still looks really nice even if it didn't end up being white :)

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    1. I actually forgave that the white didn't end up white :) Thank you! :)

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  6. Wauw! Stunning! That's definitely going on the wishlist! :D

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    1. I bet your wishlist is fairly long by now :D

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